Bord Gais

New offices for Bord Gais Networks Control Centre

 The RIAI, Irish Association of Architects, has announced a competition to design new offices for the Bord Gais Networks. The roof of the building proposed by MCA, designed as a true fifth facade, is characterized by a multitude of chimneys joined in a honeycomb shape whose undulating surface takes up the motif of the surrounding hillside. The south-west facade is rendered transparent through the use of large windows. Inside, courts and indoor gardens punctuate the space and help to distinguish semi-public spaces. 

Location: Dublin Irland

Type: International competition

Year: 2008

Status: Design completed

Client: RIAI

 

Surface area: 4 000 m2

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Michele Olivieri

 

Engineering consulents: David Langsdon

3D renderings: Engram Studio